June 14, 2020
Call for Submissions: Remote Realities
Hosted by Trinity Square Video / Dames Making Games
Trinity Square Video and Dames Making Games are seeking submissions for the annual Themed Commission: a program inviting creative practitioners to produce or workshop new projects in a collaborative environment of like-minded artists.
Titled Remote Realities, this year’s theme will focus on how one plays in isolation; how isolation shapes our preferences in play and what reactions to games are being cultivated in this current reality. This situation encourages and inspires us to invent or reinvent activities to provide entertainment while in isolation. We are interested in these newly founded feelings towards play and the cravings and rewards that come from these re/inventions. Some of us have reached our bandwidth for screens and online communication, while others are experimenting with new avenues for play.
In times of isolation and separation we find the ways we play games inverted, with digital games needing to recreate the physical spaces we crave to occupy, and analog games that thrive in physical spaces being moved into digital forms of play. How can the shifting of both digital and analog game forms create new modes of transmedial play? In exploring the respective strengths of digital and analog game design, and our present restrictions, how can we rethink what interaction and connection look like through games? Remote Realities asks, how can a game contribute to the health of your current experience and how would you like to play within material or virtual settings?